Register a Business in Ireland

It is not difficult to register a company in Ireland. The only thing that is to be kept in mind is that you have to set up your company's tax system, register for Value-Added Tax (VAT) and file annual returns outlining your yearly accounts. Here are some tips to help you:

  • Select the business category. You can register your business either as Foreign Company, Limited Partnership or simply as a Company.
  • Get your business name registered. You can register your business name online. In fact, online registration is comparatively cheaper than the traditional registration process. You have to select a unique business name which is not already registered in Irish directory. And a registration certificate is sent by CRO after your business is registered.
  • You have to display this business registration certificate in a visible location in Ireland. Businesses also can include their business names on all business-related paper, such as letters and business cards.
  • The next step is to register your company which can be done after the completion of your business name registration. You can register your company online through this website:
  • After the registration of your company, contact the Irish Revenue Office to set up a relevant tax system. In case of an individual company, you will be taxed under self-assessment, which includes PRSI contributions under class S. PRSI is the tax that Ireland collects towards social insurance contributions and is separate from income tax.

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